Two things make this story even better. One: Lupe Fiasco was eventually booted off the stage. So, if uninterrupted, he may have been up there for an indefinite amount of time. Two: Fiasco was performing at a concert which was supposed to be celebrating the President’s reelection. Via The Atlantic:
The politically divisive lyrics in question seems to be “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist. Gaza strip was getting bombed. Obama didn’t say sh*t. That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.” Never mind that “sh*t” and “racist” is a stretch of rhyme, but remember that this concert was celebrating the president’s reelection.
Although, the concert organizers state that it was not Fiasco’s opinions that got him booted, rather it was the quality of his performance that helped them make the decision.
But Lupe Fiasco was not “kicked off stage” for an “anti-Obama rant.” We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.
Watch the performance below.